I think I’m going go step away from idol for the rest of the day, you guys. I’m not that shook by Lui’s graduation announcement — frankly, it was inevitable on a constantly shrinking span of time — but just out of respect. Idols come and go, but legends, true legends, very rarely come back. I got into idol just as the original BiS was becoming nothing more than a memory, and seeing what they’d accomplished was a powerful motivator; that she brought BiS back to life was such an incredible watershed moment for the scene that she’d created. I feel honored to have been able to see Lui and her creation perform (live, at least, though not in person), and I even feel honored to have been stood up for that interview that never happened.
So. This is a hell of a Weekender, anyway, and all I wanted to do this morning was put the finishing touches on it, so have it. And yes, play the Fun, which is now bizarrely and somewhat disturbingly appropriate.
Just Looking at This Weekender Scares Me
May the gods help us all, DAIDAIDAI is finally releasing an almost-album:
— 代代代 Official info. (@daidaidai_info) December 31, 2017
NATASHA is now ARCADIA:
— ARC∀DIA（アルカディア） (@NATASHA_staff) January 2, 2018
/Emperor Palpatine voice/ “You … want this …”
Have you seen this story? This idol recently revealed that she was pregnant; the father is her manager. Fans reacted about as poorly as possible:
— ⭐︎輝星あすか⭐️1/14主催赤坂カンテ (@kirakira416a) December 27, 2017
Leaving aside the fact that this tale is basically horror story fodder for people who think that idol is a unique evil in the world, and that the manager was in a relationship with a girl since she was 16, this is an example of how not to be a fan. Also, that fans are terrible.
Wonder Lander, though, is wonder-ful:
It’s time for another anime theme from BiSH:
曲名は、『PAiNT it BLACK』。
— BiSHオフィシャル (@BiSHidol) January 4, 2018
There were some late entries in the Of The Year Internet sweepstakes, so:
— Go Go Going Now! (@GoGoGoingNow) January 2, 2018
Here’s most of an AIBECK live:
Is there a recording artist with as much video output as You’ll Melt More!?
Rie’s new project is like a delicious collaboration between Oyasumi Hologram and Nicole Dollanganger, and I like it more every time I listen to it:
I will never run out of love for the wonderful weirdness of SAKA-SAMA:
Already miss you, La La Sugar
Rain was right to share this with me:
CY8ER live can elicit some strong-ass feelings of needing a cigarette:
When Under Beasty met Happippi:
— はっぴっぴ公式@12/29定期公演 (@happippi_info) January 3, 2018
Wanna see the most awkward one-man you’ll ever see?
Why do I always get such a weird kick out of photos of idols casually handling firearms that are too big for them?
— ﾌﾗﾝｼﾞｪﾘｺ@ 被写体募集 (@frangelico_com) January 4, 2018
Band ja Naimon! with a very ska-tastic year-ender of their own:
— happy twenty gang par-eighteen (@pla2me) January 4, 2018
When I brought up that EEEEEEEEEEEE! thing the other day, I happened upon Natsumi’s very random appearance in this MV:
If they’re not careful, HAMIDASYSTEM’s going to take over the planet one of these days:
RHYMEBERRY seems fun, if nothing else:
The Former Idol Formerly Known as Yumeneko, still at it:
— 井上結夢☂ 1/6 渋谷GUILTY (@inoueyume) January 4, 2018
Have a great weekend!
When a conversation about grindcore goes wrong
official mood of 2018 pic.twitter.com/g30g8f15qE
— 🍄🌹Chirasul Inky-Cap 🎨 🐝 (@Inky_Cap) December 31, 2017